Christmas is a widely observed occasion around the globe. Millions of Christians celebrate this holiday on 25th of December every year by decorating their homes and streets. These decorations include lights, banners, bells, candles, Christmas trees and candy canes. Among these decorations, Christmas tree is considered the most important item of this occasion. Here in this article we will teach you how to draw Christmas tree in Photoshop, initially it seems a hell tough thing to do but by following this tutorial, you can easily make Christmas tree and can surprise your friends. Following are the detailed steps to make it.
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Step no 1:
First you have to create a new file (File>New)
Step no 2:
After clicking New, a new window appears on your screen, where you set the Canvas Width and Height. In that tutorial I’m taking 500px (width) x 500px (height) with 72 dpi Resolution
Step no 3:
Name your document as I did. I named it < Christmas Tree>.Then create a Layer as you see in Image. Draw a Rectangle by selecting Rectangle Tool (U). Select color #7e0015
Step no 4:
Now we have to create Blur effect, For that , we have to create a new layer and draw a circle of color # b20a1a over it . One thing should be kept in mind while drawing a circle press ALT + SHIFT in order to draw circle proportionally. Now you have drawn a circle now next step is to add Blur Filter Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur Choose Radius about 65.5 px as I did.
Step no 5.
Now we are going to make a Tree in the middle. Im providing you guys basic custom Photoshop shapes by which you can draw different shapes easily. Here is the link to Christmas Tree Rounded Triangle simply Extract the file and then double click. Basic Shapes .csh file. By this action, different shapes come on your custom shapes tool Panel. Select the rounded Triangle from it. Following Image will tell you the whole process.
Step no 6.
In this step we draw Tree, it is pretty simple, now drag Rounded Triangle which we selected in step 5 in the middle of canvas. Repeat this step 3 times until you draw three Triangles on Canvas, Resize top and middle triangle by pressing ALT+CTRL+T and drag each triangle to their required sizes one by one. Keep in mind the top triangle is smaller in size and width than the other triangles and same goes for the middle that is smaller in size than the bottom one. For the bottom of tree, choose Rounded Rectangle Tool with radius 30px which you will find in Menu bar (2nd bar from top) from custom shapes and place it at the bottom. Keep in mind the Placement and Preferences of layers means which layer should come first and which layer will come later. Following Image will make your confusion clear
Step no 7:
In this step we give effects to our tree, first we will give Gradient Effect, before that we will merge all layers which helps us to make a Tree. As they are 4 in my case Select all 4 Layers and press CTRL + E to merge them into one shape. Double click on the merged layer which is of Tree. A window Pop up on your screen Select Gradient Overlay option and Follow the options from Image
Select Gradient Overlay option and Follow the options from Image Red arrow tells you which option to click first, After clicking it , follow blue arrows in order to get gradient. Hash codes represent color of the Gradient.
Step no 8.
Now apply strokes on it, by simply double click on the shape Layer and select option from window. Follow Image.
Step no 9:
Now we gonna add a star on the top as we can see in the final image. I am giving you a link where you can download a big collection of stars. Simply Extract the file and then double click stars.csh file. By this action, different shapes come on your custom shapes tool Panel. Select the Star shape from it. Following Image will tell you the whole process.
Step no 10:
In this step we give effects to our star, first we will give Gradient Effect, Double click on the layer containing star. A window Pop up on your screen Select Gradient Overlay option and follow the options from Image
Step no .11:
Now apply strokes on it, by simply double click on the shape Layer and select option from window. Follow Image screenshots
Step no 12:
It’s a last step, in this step, you will add text “Merry Christmas” at the bottom or top where ever you want. You can use any Font-style. I have used [HerrVonMuellerhoff] (Font-style), Regular, 45px (font size)
Hope you like this Tutorial thanks for visiting us Happy Merry Christmas.
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